Our modern world likes to brag about how much progress we have made and how much more civilized, rational, and moral we have become as time has passed. Technology has advanced at lightning speed, which exacerbates this perception of our superiority to days gone by. Yet, in many ways, it can be argued, we have devolved into less civilized, more irrational, and increasingly amoral societies. The irony is that our complicated technological advancements have fueled this thesis. The underlying issue here is an age-old conflict between Reason and Romance, Fact vs. Feelings.
A look at why Jews struggle to see the Jewishness of the Greek New Testament Manuscripts.
Is there hope of finding common ground?
By Forest and Andrea Acker
In an increasingly divided world, the range of opinion on what constitutes a divine utterance of the G-d of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob is so fractured; it has become a mosaic of beliefs. This shattered conglomerate is delicately held together by the vague agreement that we all believe in the same G-d, even if we can't always agree about what He said, or to whom He disclosed it. Jewish people believe that Moshe heard the voice of G-d on Mt. Sinai. Christians claim it was Paul who received the purest form of revelation on the road to Damascus. Muslims came in later, declaring it was Mohammad to whom the truth was revealed deep in a cave within the deserts of the Arabian peninsula. In this article, we are going to look at the three main reasons many Jews raise an eyebrow at the suggestion that the ancient Greek texts referred to by Christians as 'The New Testament' are considered to be the Words of G-d.
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Forest & Andrea Acker